Joan Kenley and Talking Matters bring you subjects to touch your body, mind, heart, and soul. In this program you'll hear about dogs, cats, bunnies, and horses. Our conversation will cover how alternative treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and homeopathy can benefit your pet. What if your pet needs chemotherapy? Did you know there are dogs who can detect certain kinds of skin cancer? And we'll be discussing compassionate ways to help your pets through serious or terminal illness.
Other questions we'll be talking about with our guests:
* How you can keep your pet even healthier?
* Are you intuitive about your pet's needs?
* Why are dog parks so important for you and your dog?
* Why is dental care so critical for your dog, cat, or horse?
Jenny Taylor, DVM has a wealth of background and advanced training in her career as a veterinarian. She founded Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center in Oakland, California - the first complementary veterinary clinic in the Bay Area. Her clinic offers Chinese and Western herbal therapies, acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic - in addition to traditional Western veterinary medicine. She was the featured veterinarian and host of the DVD version of "Dogs for Dummies". Contact information is Creature Comforts at www.creaturecomfort.com
Emily Rosenberg is a long time social activist and animal advocate. Her special interest is helping people benefit from the companionship of animals. She helped launch San Francisco's "Pets Are Wonderful Support" - also known as PAWS, the first organization to help AIDS patients keep their pets with them throughout their illness. Emily works with local governments to create park systems that welcome dog owners and their off-leash pets and works closely with Smiley Dog Rescue in Oakland, California. Dog Park Information: www.dogparkinfo.com Oakland Dog Owners Group: www.odogparks.org
Rebecca Thomas, EBW is a certified equine body worker in the Bay Area. Her practice includes backyard pets, trail horses, endurance racers and high-end show horses. Working with vets and individual owners, she handles injury recovery, physical therapy, arthritis, and general maintenance for the equine/canine performers, dogs, cats and birds. Massage is never a replacement for veterinarian care, but an important adjunct for healing and performance. To reach Rebecca, go to www.equinebodywork.net.
Heidi Kistler was inspired by her love of animals to start her pet sitting business nine years ago, The Pawsitively Pampered Pet. Within the first two years she was awarded Pet Sitter of the Year by the Pet Sitting International organization. With the success of her business, and with the help of her clients, she has recently planned and presented charity events that raise money for needy mothers and children. For more information go to www.yourpamperedpets.com